Ignite Women's Trading Program

An invite-only, week-long introductory program for sophomore women interested in exploring a career in trading.

Applications will open May 28, 2024.


Markets are complex, data-rich and fast-moving – a veritable playground for the curious and creative mathematical mind.

For the first time ever, we’re pleased to convene some of the brightest female talent from around the world for an immersive opportunity to learn how to translate their skills and talents from the classroom to the trading desk.


During the week-long event, students will engage in overviews of market making and financial products and participate in trading exercises to practice applying their quantitative skills.

They’ll also get ample opportunity to learn about our firm and engage with colleagues ready to introduce them to the world of trading.

The Markets

  • Learn about market making
  • Benefit from a deep dive on equities, bonds and financial derivatives
  • Engage with real-world financial and trading scenarios

Trading Skills

  • Discover quantitative trading and fast, iterative decision making
  • Shadow and speak with quantitative traders
  • Learn from decision-making and game theory modules
  • Play mock trading simulations

Our Firm

  • Receive an introduction to Citadel Securities
  • Explore our internships and full-time roles in trading
  • Immerse yourself in the desk culture and day-to-day life of traders
  • Network with our trading team


  • Opportunity to engage with and receive mentorship from expert traders
  • Networking with employees and like-minded students
  • Travel stipend to and from New York City
  • Top tier paid accommodation
  • Curated events and experiences in and out of the office

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or another highly quantitative field
  • Students must be graduating in 2027 (e.g., sophomore in a 4-year program)


When: January 13, 2025 – January 17, 2025
Where: In-person in New York City

Applications will open May 28, 2024.